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Meg Warren, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management, College of Business & Economics at Western Washington University. She is an organizational psychologist and earned her Ph.D. at the Claremont Colleges. She is a Founder of the Western Positive Psychology Association (WPPA). Previously, she served as the first President of the Work and Organizations Division of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) and the Director of the MS in Human Resource Management program at Claremont Graduate University.
Her research focuses on positive approaches to engaging workplace diversity, equity and inclusiveness. Her current research explores how, as witnesses to discrimination, well-intentioned individuals from dominant groups can play active roles as allies, and how dominant group members can be engaged as potential resources and committed partners for equity and inclusion. She explores topics such as values/virtues as motivations of allies, goal motivations of allies, effectiveness of allyship strategies, bystander perceptions of allies, dynamics of junior employees 'allying up' and 'allying sideways,' and organizational/institutional contexts conducive to authentic allyship. In another stream of research, she also examines cultural factors affecting individual well-being and actively works with collaborators in Africa, the Middle East, and South America. Her work has led to several publications including peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and presentations at numerous conferences. She is the lead editor of two books, Scientific Advances in Positive Psychology (2017), and Toward a Positive Psychology of Relationships: New Directions in Theory and Research (2018). She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology, publications of the International Positive Psychology Association, and has served as a reviewer for numerous journals and conferences. Dr. Warren teaches courses on Organizational Behavior and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.